Equal innovation

Equal Innovation is a global organization connected to several thousand innovation and entrepreneurship centers worldwide. We provide customized research, trends analysis and network access to corporations, philanthropy, investors and government agencies.

Equal innovation

Equal Innovation is a global organization connected to several thousand innovation and entrepreneurship centers worldwide. We provide customized research, trends analysis and network access to corporations, philanthropy, investors and government agencies.

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What is Equal Innovation?

Startup Research


Through our relationships with universities, accelerators, research labs, hospitals and research institutes worldwide, we provide our clients and partners with the most current insights into ground-breaking research, emerging startups and vibrant innovation ecosystems to complement their own innovation programs.

Rating System

A key part of the platform is a standards-based rating system for the innovators and startups. There is often significant difference between an academic researcher with a prototype in her lab and the startup that has raised funds and serves paying customers. Today, there is no way for investors, corporations or large hospitals to know which technology or startup is best suited for their level of investment or resources.


Through our customized research platform and standards-based rankings, Equal Innovation provides the best recommendations for organizations seeking to deploy the latest technology, products or services in their fields.

Accelerator Management

Embracing Innovation

Equal Innovation partners with large organizations to design and manage accelerators, entrepreneurship programs and proof of concept centers. Over the decade, there has been a revolution in the way that innovative ideas, technology and research go from the field or lab into the global market. The world is embracing innovation and entrepreneurship as the means by which economic value is created and lingering problems in society are solved..

Practical Experience

With over 20 years of experience helping launch and run entrepreneurship programs, the team at Equal Innovation works closely with its partners to create unique innovation, entrepreneurship and commercialization programs that identify innovation, conduct proof of concept initiatives and create pathways for the rollout and scale of new technology and innovation in the enterprise.

Diverse Industries

Equal Innovation has experience with accelerator management across multiple emerging sectors including tech startups, base-of-the-pyramid innovation, academic research commercialization, impact sourcing, social entrepreneurship, public policy innovation, and international development.

Consulting Services

Worldwide Guidance

Equal Innovation consults with organizations worldwide in the areas of strategic planning, program development and management, measurement and evaluation, thought-leadership and advocacy and leadership development.  

Client Services

We have helped our clients develop strategies to further innovation, entrepreneurship and the commercialization of solutions to the world’s most challenging problems.  We work closely with companies, startups, foundations, governments and non-profits to build their capacity to innovate solutions, develop leaders and launch new products and services to reach the markets and communities they serve.  

Communications Management

Equal Innovation has also helped its clients to advocate effectively through thought-leadership in the media and at global forums such as the UN General Assembly and World Economic Forum.
Through its networks, Equal Innovation reaches mainstream and targeted media, key leaders in multilateral organizations and executives in the Fortune 500, Big Philanthropy and governments worldwide.

"The India-U.S. Partnership: $1 Trillion by 2030"

Engaging the question of bilateral partnership from the perspectives of investment, public policy, and philanthropy, Acharya delves into ways in which India can approach the goal of $1 trillion worth of economic ties with the US by 2030. Backed by 62 interviews of leaders from business, government, civil society, and the academia and 16 case studies on the growing impact of American organizations on the Indian economy, this study highlights organizations that are inspirational models for their sectors and are aiming at realizing a trillion-dollar, long-term economic partnership between India and America. 

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Latest News

April 8, 2020

It’s only been 10 days since the CARES Act released $2 trillion into the American economy for families and businesses. The U.S. Treasury and Small Business Administration are naturally having some challenges scaling up the largest emergency business loan program in American history. 

March 23, 2020

Societal challenges require transformative solutions, and the last few weeks have been a reminder about the importance of innovation for the public good.  COVID-19 has shown up and impacted civilization faster and more swiftly than anything we have seen in a century. 

February 25, 2020

At the time that my book, “The India-US Partnership: $1 Trillion By 2030”, was published in 2015, relations between the United States and India were strongly on the upswing. Trade had expanded to over $120 billion annually, India was viewed as an investment destination beyond just information technology, and Indian companies were rapidly hiring in the United States.